How to Sell an eBook

by Michey

You can sell your own eBooks or somebody else eBooks as an affiliate. The pattern is similar and is actually valid for any Digital Product, not just eBooks.

How you can sell your personal eBooks

How you can sell your personal eBooks or any Digital Products.

Sell eBookJust for the record, to have the full picture I joint down all methods but I comment only  the new once, the tweaking, or unusual way to sell eBooks or any Digital Products.

As soon as you have an aBook you can sell it:

The common way:

  • Sell it through ClickBank, as you can benefit of a potential 60,000 affiliates
  • Get ISBN number for it and sell it on Amazon
  • Write reviews in Blogs
  • Write articles on ezines
  • Write Press Releases
  • Send emails to yout list

The advanced way:

  • Ping your eBook landing page/saleletter with http://pingler.com
  • Create Squidoo lenses
  • Create Hubpages
  • Wizzley posts
  • Promote on twitter, but send to a blog review or web site, not to a squeeze page
  • Promote creating a fun page on Facebook
  • Promote with Google Buzz
  • Create a Video about it
  • Transform your eBook into a Kindle book using http://dtp.amazon.com and offer the kindle version to amazon or  Mobypocket which has other format conventions as well
  • Use wisely the Social Media to send traffic

use affiliatesYour success will depend on your ability:

  • To send traffic
  • To acquire affiliates and
  • To acquire joint venture partners.

With other words don't work alone.

In addition to the common and advanced way, there is another way, I call it

"The massive action way".

The Massive Action Method

The Massive Action Method is capable to create viral marketing campaigns:

Even thought the above actions are powerful, you must use effectively SEO Strategies.

 

Effectively SEO Strategies.

eBooks to sellYou must use effectively SEO Strategies. 

We already read volumes about keywords research and backlinks, I am not going to talk about them.

I want only to emphasize the roll of using Forum to help SEO strategies.

A good friend of mine and a very effective Internet Marketer, has had a lot of blogs very well ranked, but he also has had one which was under his level of ranking, with very little traffic.
We discussed about it, he told me “that particular site is without hope”, and I said “you are doing so well with the rest of them, you must find out why this one is hopeless”.

I have very limited time but my friends have a special place in my heart and from time to time I looked at his troubled-Blog.  After 3 month his site was very well ranked, I called him on Skype, congratulated him, and askd “What in earth you did to that site?”

He was laughing and finally said:

  • "I was in forums, research that niche and make a long list of keywords people are using for that particular niche. I compare my initial list of  keywords with the one I pick up from forums, and I discover that I am not writing about the keywords people are interested in, so I remain in the same niche but I shift a little the focus of my writing based on the keywords people are interested the most
  • By accident I discovered that exists forums which allowed members to link back to their own site (or blog reviews posts) in forum comments, and I start using them. Those are called link exchange forums.

So with the first bullet I got more traffic because I start writing about keywords people are more interested in, with the second bullet I start to create a lot of links back to my blog.

This is all I did to turn around that side and by the way of backlinks, the time is limited for all of us, so as important as the backlinks are, follow this rule:

  • in a niche with weak competition backlinks are good but not vital to have a lot of them
  • in a saturated niche you must spend more time creating them"

Note: This discussion was years ago when we didn't get Samurai, Spy-Fu, or Keyword Optimiser ProYou can use now those powerful tools to find keywords people are interested in, but I tell you the litle story because it is still a valid fact, it is so easy to use it, and is a thinking outside the box.

communityIn summary:

I hope in this post about the way of selling an ebook, I give you some specific sites which can produce viral marketing, which is a must, and a show you the roll of forums, and the wander “link exchange forums” can produce.
I don’t give you examples because your research must be per niche, so you go in Google and type in search box:  

allinurl: link exchange forums

and choose only what is good for you.

 


Top DoFollow Ezine List

You can use very effectively the following DoFollow Ezine List to publish articles:

Use it for free traffic and enjoy!

 

URL

Alexa
Rating

Google
Pagerank

1.

ezinearticles.com

131

6

2.

suite101.com

648

7

3.

buzzle.com

921

5

4.

helium.com

1,769

6

5.

goarticles.com

1,860

6

6.

articledashboard.com

2,689

5

7.

ideamarketers.com

3,381

3

8.

selfgrowth.com/articles.html

3,921

6

9.

amazines.com

4,283

2

10.

articlerich.com

5,592

3

11.

sooperarticles.com

5,935

5

12.

articlecity.com

6,052

5

13.

isnare.com

6,723

6

14.

articlecube.com

7,740

0

15.

submityourarticle.com/articles/

8,761

4

16.

articlecompilation.com

9,383

3

17.

web-source.net

10,214

3

18.

site-reference.com

10,263

5

19.

365articles.com

10,815

0

20.

infobarrel.com

11,105

4

21.

abcarticledirectory.com

11,284

3

22.

articlepool.com

11,520

5

23.

EvanCarmichael.com

11,722

3

24.

articlenexus.com

11,922

0

25.

articlestars.com

12,153

2

26.

articlesfactory.com

12,820

4

27.

article-buzz.com

13,261

3

28.

articlewarehouse.com

14,492

3

29.

upublish.info

14,731

4

30.

affsphere.com

15,409

3

31.

acmearticles.com

16,538

0

32.

articlecell.com

16,774

2

33.

articleslash.net

17,014

4

34.

thewhir.com/find/articlecentral

17,370

5

35.

e-articles.info

18,822

2

36.

articlebliss.com

18,975

4

37.

thecontentcorner.com

19,545

3

38.

articlewheel.com

21,698

0

39.

articles.everyquery.com

21,935

3

40.

dime-co.com

22,206

4

41.

ultimatearticledirectory.com

22,813

3

42.

free-articles-zone.com

23,715

0

 

The entire list is dofollow tag in author’s resource box.

Note:  The ranks for Alexa and Google are changing continuously but this is definitely a top list regardless the figures of ranking.

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Updated: 09/28/2013, Michey
 
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kindle australia on 07/13/2012

Good scan, good points, a number of which I have learned along the manner additionally (humility, grace, layoff the controversial stuff). Can share with my colleagues at work as we begin blogging from a company perspective.

Clara on 11/05/2011

Useful information as always. I see some article directories I hadn't heard of too. Thanks!

TilenHrovatic on 08/28/2011

thanks a lot for this article. I am just finishing my first ebook now and I was wondering how to proceed after its finished. Bookmarked for my work in the future. Thanks a lot for all the info and tips :)

Michey on 08/25/2011

Yes we have a lot of tools and a lot of new way we have to embrace for driving traffic and make it viral which is the ideal situation.

traveller27 on 08/25/2011

Lots of great tips here. There are so many more tools available now compared to when I wrote an e-book about 9 years ago.

inkserotica on 08/25/2011

One of my aims is to write a book that people would WANT to sell :P Have published a few over the years but none went viral. Plenty of good tips here that I will definitely be using in the near future, thanks!

puerdycat on 07/19/2011

Looks like I've got lots to learn, and lots to thank you for!

sheilamarie on 07/09/2011

Thanks for this valuable information, Michey!

Holistic_Health on 07/05/2011

Great advice. I've done giveaways but never tried to sell one.

Michey on 07/05/2011

Thanks, also keep an eye on a new post which will come soon, it is about a small service I have to create e-covers for e-books or any Digital Products.
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